The Calculus 1 & 2 Tutor Set! - 8 Hour Course! - Learn By Examples!
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(Dec 19, 2005)
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Calculus can be an intimidating subject if you don't have a good teacher. It is important to have a teacher that takes things step-by-step so the students don't get lost. That is exactly what this DVD set provides.
I have tutored many, many people in Math through Calculus, and I have found that if you start off with the basics and take things one step at a time - anyone can learn complex Math topics. This 2-DVD set contains 8 hours of fully worked example problems in Calculus 1 and 2.
After viewing this DVD course in Calculus 1 & 2 you'll discover that the material isn't hard at all if it is presented in a clear manner. No knowledge is assumed on the part of the student. Each example builds in complexity so before you know it you'll be working the 'tough' problems with ease!
Have a problem with your homework? Simply find a similar problem fully worked out on the Calculus 1 & 2 2-DVD set!
Section 1: What Is A Derivative?
Section 2: The Derivative Defined As A Limit
Section 3: Differentiation Formulas
Section 4: Derivatives Of Trigonometric Functions
Section 5: The Chain Rule
Section 6: Higher Order Derivatives
Section 7: Related Rates
Section 8: Curve Sketching Using Derivatives
Section 9: Introduction To Integrals
Section 10: Solving Integrals
Section 11: Integration By Substitution
Section 12: Calculating Volume With Integrals
Section 13: Derivatives and Integrals Of Exponentials
Section 14: Derivatives Of Logarithms
Section 15: Integration By Parts
Section 16: Integration By Trig Substitution
Section 17: Improper Integrals
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The second disc begins on Integral to prepare for calculus II. It covers everything in the integral chapter.
I advise to watch these videos then try many additional problems to reinforce comprehension. The video themselves are great for understanding, but achieving an A in math will require A LOT more practice.
I am realizing that Jason provides great teaching for how to do calculus, but he won't cover theoretical things behind integrals. This is fine I suppose because this is what a textbook is used for. He's just here to show you how to do these problems. BUT a theoretical understanding behind the math, I believe, is essential for long-term math success.
He does not review things that you should have learned in trig or algebra, so you need to have a good grasp on these topics before touching the materials covered here.
Now that the semester is over, I can say that this DVD by Jason Gibson is the first resource that we turned to (and got the most out of) in getting through the basic ideas of derivatives and integrals in Calculus 1. As other reviews here note, Gibson is a fine teacher, and he does a good job in making the topics clear. By comparison, we found the "Great Courses" series that we sampled to be very fusty -- more geared to an audience quite a bit older. We soon found, however, that a number of topics in my son's first-semester calculus class were not covered in this DVD, so we ended up buying Gibson's other calculus DVDs. Even then, however, some topics just aren't covered, so we also turned frequently to various YouTube tutorials. We also got a lot of help from the books "How to Ace Calculus" and "The Calculus Lifesaver." (In fact, if you are a serious student and are motivated to really master calculus as completely as possible, I would recommend the "Lifesaver" book as the most comprehensive, but still reasonably friendly, treatment of Calculus 1 and 2.)
In sum, this DVD helped us quite a bit -- especially at first when we were first getting a handle on the basic material. I wish I had resources like it the first time I studied calculus back in the dark ages.
Although there is a plethora of review books out there, having a workbook or review book specific to the DVD set would also be a wonderful learning aid!
These DVD's (and the others produced by Jason) are concise, easy to understand and will help to clarify oft-used mathematical concepts. I would highly recommend these to anyone!
One caveat. This set does not include Calc 2 - at least not the Calc 2 that I took back in 1972.